A homeless child is one who lacks a “fixed, regular and adequate nighttime place of abode.” In general, children or youth living in welfare hotels, transitional housing, shelters, the streets, cars, abandoned buildings, and other inadequate accommodations are considered homeless. This includes the following groups:
- Children in Shelters
- Doubled-up Children
Living with another family due to lack of a permanent residence.
- Migratory Children
If accommodations are not fit for habitation.
Children who have run away from home and live in a shelter or inadequate
accommodations, even if parents are willing to provide a home.
Children whose parents or guardians will not permit them to live at home.